Google engineer builds smart Android-powered bathroom mirror

By: GizBot Bureau

A Google engineer has developed a smart Android-powered bathroom mirror which automatically displays the latest updates on date, time and weather, and lets you do voice searches on Google, a media report said.

Google engineer builds smart Android-powered bathroom mirror

Max Braun, a software engineer with the multinational technology company, used a two-way mirror, a controller board, a display panel, components, arts and crafts supplies to create a device, which can be considered an early prototype of a Google Now mirror, reported.

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Braun built the device because he wanted his bathroom mirror to be like the "future we were promised in the movies".

"There doesn't seem to be anyone selling the product I was looking for. The individual parts, however, were fairly easy to get. A number of people have done similar custom builds recently, but I had something different in mind," Braun was quoted as saying.

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According to Braun, he plans to add more functions and features that work with Google Now, including traffic updates and reminders. The software still has a long way to go, as the user interface is currently on a couple hundred lines of code. Braun also needs to settle on a platform and tidy up the innards of his creation. But he has managed to develop a fully functional display that is only a few millimetres in thinness.

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